2 Shots for Rain Over the Next 5 Days, Wet Pattern Long Range
Weekend Outlook Saturday Better Day 70s Showers Sunday Night
The Plains snow storm continues to rage across South Dakota and Central Minnesota with 1 foot plus amounts in many areas as of this morning. The large circulation of the storm sent blow off high clouds over us today and we continue to struggle with those clouds though based on latest satellite loops those clouds have tried to shift northward.
The outlook going forward remains unchanged. Expect clouds to move back in on Friday even if they get out for awhile overnight. Lows tonight will be mostly in the 40s with some 30s in colder spots. Temperatures on Friday should make it into the 60s away from the coast with a south southwest wind developing. Some breaks of sun are possible but not guaranteed. Showers should hold off until Friday night and most places won't see any until after midnight. Rain will last into Saturday morning and end northwest to southeast after daybreak but some areas will take longer than others. Rainfall amounts should be on the order of a third to a half an inch in most places.
Saturday will be a day where clouds give way to sunshine. Temperatures will respond according to how much sun you get but 70s remain doable in many areas except perhaps right near the immediate coast where local sea breezes will occur. Then it is on to Sunday as a stronger cold front approaches and low pressure heads to our west. There is more moisture with this. Sunday itself will likely be cloudy with a south wind. I don't expect much in the way of rain during the day on Sunday. Sundays highs will be in the 60s in most places. Sunday night and Monday will be a different story with rain developing and lasting into midday Monday. This could be a 1 to 2 inch rain producer for most of the area. Rain should be done by midday and weather conditions should start to improve Monday afternoon.